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will stick with activist rafif jouejati. the justice department goes to blocks the texas' voter id law. >> according to the state of texas' own analysis, anywhere from 600,000 to nearly 800,000 registered voters did not have the required id and those were disproportionately hispanic. >> we will speak with nation reporter ari berman about the texas' voter id law and such laws around the country, and with the naacp attorney robert havingor the group as havinis its annual meeting in houston. a >> there should be no sympathy for goldman sachs. we should be doing everything to try to bring this matter forward. >> what is the matter? oakland city council votes to end its contract with goldman sachs that locked into a financial deal that cost the city millions. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a record-setting heat wave in the eastern u.s. is starting to ease after two weeks of scorching temperatures. the heat wave has been blamed for causing at least 74 deaths from the midwest to the east coast, including 1
andrews has more. >> the report says last year's record drought in texas was made roughly 20 times more likely because of man made climate change. specifically meaning warming that comes from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. the study requested by noaa, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration looked at 50 years of weather data in texas and concluded that man made warming had to be a factor in the drought. the head of the climate office is tom carl. >> what we're seeing in texas and other phenomena and other parts of the world where we can't explain these events by natural variability alone. they're just too rare, too uncommon. >> aside from the texas drought, noaa called the entire year of 2011 the year of extreme weather events. >> on the ground. >> starting in joplin, missouri. all told, there were seven tornado outbreaks in america last year that caused a billion dollars or more in damages. there were increased hurricanes in the north atlantic. unprecedented flooding in australia and widespread drought in east africa. and all of that was caused by la nina. typically
from texas. perhaps the same-sex marriage case from california and others you are focused on that i'm not. any thoughts on what next term is looking like? >> the case we know is the affirmative action case out of texas. it might bring us full circle. we have a court with five members who are very skeptical of race conscious government practice. while that case has various vehicle problems and comes from a place with a very id owe sin cattic admissions process, that case fisher against texas is a big deal. i would think they will take the case. the federal court struck down a statute. they love to give him the opportunity to get back. i think for same-sex marriage cases, if they had to choose, the case only asks whether they have to track benefits in states where people are already lawfully married. it's not shoving marriage down the throats of anybody but making the federal law congruent to state law in an area where they traditionally governed. it's a simpler question than the prop 8 one. >> i sure agree with that. on the affirmative action thing, the thing to watch is whether it's
. there is also a consequence to deciding to not set up the state exchanges. texas governor rick perry says he's not going to do either. and he's out with a big announcement today about what his state will do, he's going to join us in an exclusive interview about 20 minutes from now. jon: we are looking forward to that. some new information on the deaths of six american troops in afghanistan. the taliban now claims responsibility for a roadside bombing that killed them. nato confirms the victims' nationalities but is not providing other details. our world affairs contributor and our af-pac correspondent dominique d-natali is streaming live from islamabad. >> reporter: it must have been an incredibly powerful device. the soldiers were riding against a max-pro vehicle. this vehicle has specifically a chiseled base that is designed to deflect the blast n. this case it went through the base of the vehicle and killed everybody on board. apparently there was also a military working dog who was traveling with them, and a grim irony there in the fact that of course military working dogs are very much
from texas is recognized for 15 minutes. >> mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: i support this legislation to repeal the new health care law which will shrink jobs, increase taxes and limit americans' freedoms. although the supreme court has delivered its decision on obamacare, it is the people whose verdict counts the most. the american people have consistently rejected this costly and ineffective government takeover of the health care sector. they realize the law fail ours families, drives up the cost of health care, undermines the doctor-patient relationship, tramples on the religious liberty of millions of americans, and vastly expands the role of the federal government. after the supreme court decision, we now know that obamacare is a massive tax hike on the middle class. while the supreme court may have declared the law constitutional, that does not mean it is good policy for the american people. obamacare forces millions of americans to abandon their current health care plans and give up the
dejaroeo por lo menos dos muertos en texas, y carreteras intransitables, en arizona, blanca dice cÓmo millones luchan contra inclemencias del tiempo. >>> por cuarta vez desde que se iniciÓ el verano, el clima hace noticia en gran parte del paÍs, afectando de manera contradictoria a 13 estados de la naciÓn, en washington tormentas repentinas del fin de semana ocasionaron contratiempos para choferes, lo mismo en arizona. en sacramento incendios forestales necesitaron a 2 mil bomberos para intentar sofocarlos en la costa este, en connecticut, se recibiÓ 4 pulgadas de lluvia que llevÓ al chofer a abandonar el carro. >>> el aumento de la temperatura provoca una evaporaciÓn mayor e implica mayor sequÍa, y el aumento provoca tormentas severas al venir un frente, un ingrediente que puede formar tormentas severas, tornados daÑos de viento, y caÍda de granizo. >>> en chicago y nueva york, edificios hicieron sentir el nivel de humedad mÁs alto que el indicado por termometros, llevaron a miles de padres de familia a tomar precauciones, antes de salir a la calle con niÑos. >>> trato de
will watch. ladies thank you. and now a court will get a ruling and are we about to see a texas two step on the vote are i.d. law? woman: when i left my job, i knew it'd be tough on our retirement savings, especially in this economy. but with three kids, being home more really helped. man: so we went to fidelity. we talked about where we were and what we could do. we changed our plan and did something about our economy. now we know where to go for help if things change again. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get free one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... ...advanced headlights... ...and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. . ♪ all we see a future where the rights are expanded. where racial profiling is a thing of the past. where access to the ballot is expanded. >>neil: joe is messing with texas and we will find out whether a federal court in texas
patrol stations in states like california, montana and texas is causing an uproar tonight. local law enforcement officials say those stations located in towns a few hundred miles from the border provide essential resources to detain illegal immigrants. the administration plans to relocate 41 agents from those stations and place them closer to the southern and northern borders. but does this add up to better border security? our ed lavandera is in amarillo, texas with that story. >> reporter: the border patrol station in amarillo, texas sits on grassy prairie land on the edge of town. it's home to two border patrol agents. the office is hundreds of miles from the border, and might not be much to look at, but potter county sheriff brian thomas says his deputies patrol interstate 40, a major corridor for human smuggling and he counts on the border patrol agents for help. what do you think happens now when you come across a group of illegal immigrants that might be trafficked through your home? >> if we don't have any criminal charges on them, we have to let them go. there's not any othe
states, including texas and florida. that could mean four million fewer people would qualify for medicaid. governors in eight other states have also said they leaning toward opting out. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said today she has received letters from a dozen governors who support another part of the law- - the creation of the insurance exchanges that allow consumers to compare health plans. but the medicaid expansion remains an expensive sore spot for others. in nevada, we turn to jon ralston, political columnist, the "las vegas sun." in texas, to emily ramshaw, editor of the "texas tribune," and here with an overview in washington, to margot sanger- katz, health care correspondent for "national journal." march go, i want to start with you. give us a sense in general about what this resistance is about, who is resisting and why. >> i think there are two main reasons why we're seeing resistance from governors, one i think is political. they don't like the health care reform law, they have made arguments against it all along and this is a way of rejecting it an
the spot light this week. very high profile test in u.s. district court here in washington regarding texas's new laws which is causing quite a bit of controversy. how important are voter id laws? what types should be in place. here are the numbers to call, democrats 202-737-0001, republicans 202-737-0002 and independents 202-628-0205. if there's a law in your state, please tell us exactly what it does give us your thoughts. here is the front page of this morning's dallas morning news. story by todd gillman. texas and u.s. lay out voter id arguments. todd gillman join us by phone. give us a history of this texas law and how it came to arise in federal court here in washington? guest: people have been trying to get a federal id law in texas going back at least about 15 years and in fact, at one point as the republican backers of the current law that's being challenged. like to point out some liberal democrats at one point actually supported the law as well. it passed the texas house in 2005, 2007 but died in the senate. eventually in the 2011 legislature, there was a rule change that the r
the board of education and hernandez versus texas, when latinos became a protected class. it means of neatly with her life. it is mostly going to be a political book. i was working on it really intensely, getting a lot done. but my new job is a little harder to go home at night and work late on. it will probably come out in 2013. she is doing her own memoirs. >> there is competition. >> from the woman herself. but since mine is not a biography -- >> what is she now? >> she said hers will come out in early 2013. >> i hope it does, because i can modify what i need to modify. mine is more about the political history. a whole chapter, for example, about a man of people thought bill clinton might put on the court. there was a controversial nominee to the d.c. circuit under george w. bush. you can await that. reuters is a wire service, like a.p., but i am not quickly filing alerts the way jim of the done.- jim matheny had i look at broader trends. i do not have to file every day, but it is the wire, so you have to fill a hole faster than you would for the newspaper. >> is anybody else working on a
is not the only state battling over voter id laws. texas has a case going before a federal judge right now. we will talk to greg abbott coming up in our next hour. >>> who leaked what and when? house judiciary chairman lamar smith is demanding president obama provide access to current and former senior white house officials for an teargas on the national security -- for an teargas on the leagues. some say it was orchestrated by the white house to improve president obama's election chances. a claim the president calls, quote, offensive. congressman smith joins us now. you sent the letter to the white house. what specifically are you asking for? >> what we are doing is we want to question seven individuals starting with the national security advisor, and then other national security advisors as well about the extent of these numerous leaks that have jeopardized national security and endangered american lives. we can't get that information unless we talk to these individuals. we are hoping the president will allow us to do so. >> in a letter you sent to the president you said concern about these
. with one person voting present. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. session: madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 724 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 144, house resolution 724, resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 6079, to repeal the patient protection and affordable care act and health care related provisions in the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one, five hours of debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the majority leader and minority leader or their respective designees. 60 minutes equa
, rain. the texas coast, beaumont, port arthur through galveston and an few showers near houston popped up. a few areas this morning a rough drive. otherwise, a quiet weather map the entire northern half kuch country. a warm weather map and not the incredible heat wave we've seen over the last the two weeks and hoping to get rain. arkansas one of the worst drought spots in the country along with colorado. the potential, especially eastern half of arkansas, a little rain. showers and thunderstorms hit-and-miss throughout the south east and a warm typical summerlike day for rest of us. enjoy. >> thanks, bill. >>> revising downward on wall street. americans city going bust, and which of the united states is the best for doing business? your "first look" at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> coming up, griffin strikes is rich, an all-star blowout and what fans know the rest of us don't. you're watching "first look" on nbc. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: slow ] [ barks ] ♪ [ upbeat ] [ barks ] beneful playful life is made with energy-packed wholesome grains... and real beef a
. >> reporter: you are watching a drug smuggler trying to get away from police in south texas. the suv is loaded with what police believe is thousands of pounds of marijuana. >> bam, we have a splash down in the river. the driver with nowhere to go splashes into the riogrande. in a desperate attempt to get back to mexico. it is a scene that is repeated day and night along the border. >> splash down. >> and even though the smugglers are sometimes followed by a state police helicopter and dozens of officers on the ground, if they make it to the river, they can make their escape with waiting accomplices who use boats to hall drugs back to mexico. >> we're done here, there is nothing else we can do. all police on the u.s. side can do is watch them paddle away. but now, texas state troopers are taking to the water with a fleet of six 34-foot armored gun boats with automatic whips. >> lieutenant charlie goble says this is needed. >> they are automatic machine guns. that will stop at nothing to move their product. they will stop at nothing to move their poison into the united states. >> he recognizes t
this race is going to come down to battleground states -- >> and texas is a loss, i agree with you. >> yeah well exactly. be -- no i -- the other thing i'm thinking -- chris i'm going -- because fox news would run that footage 24-7. he is president of the black people, look at him talking to the black people, and the black people are cheering. >> yeah. i don't know although bill press made the point that there is nothing on the president's schedule, which usually means he is taking a trip to some clandestine place. >> oh. >> he may be making a trip overseas or something. so can't do it. romney says the think he did make inroads with black voters -- >> computer says naaa. >> he said i spoke to a number of african american leaders, even ones that are not in sports. >> he is so tall and black, he must be in sport. >> i spoke with a number of african american leaders after the event, and they say a lot of folks don't want to say they are not going to be voting for barack obama, but that are disappointed, at the end of my speech having a standing ovation was genero
voter id laws and several others have tried. in texas, who is voter id law was challenged by the justice department in court today, texas classifies its law as an emergency legislation so that they can rush it through before the election. in texas, a gun permit is a valid voter id. but a university-issued identification is not. hum, wonder who that benefits. the republican argument is that, well, everybody has a driver's license or you should have to showed an id to cash a check. why wouldn't you require one to vote? now, that wouldn't be so bad if the list of valid ids weren't so limited in so many of these states. as an example, many investigatorserly people or those who live in cities, people of all economic classes don't have driver's licenses. birth certificates. well 48% of women, those who change their name for marriage don't have a birth certificate with their current lem name in most states, you have to call for a copy of your birth certificate voting rights act declared paying to vote is unconstitutional. some states like missouri s
that republican governors ought to be looking at that poll and moving on, too. some southern governors like texas' rick perry wants to vote no on obama-care in his own way. but those governors their version is to secede from healthcare, and they're just dancing for the tea party. i know that. here's my prediction. all those governors, they will all opt in eventually. why? opting out is going to end their political careers. let's use rick perry as an example since he's threaten to go mess with texas. under obama-care most of texas' 6 million uninsured are going to get access to healthcare and federal aid. but that rational argument does not appeal to tea partyers like perry, turning down federal money is a badge of honor for them. but texans are still going to pay for healthcare reform. turning down the medicaid expansion means rejecting $76.3 billion in texas alone for five years. so texans are still going to pay billions in federal medicare taxes, but those texans are not going to get any of the benefits. does rick perry really want to campaign on that? does he want to tell texans, yeah you're g
through parts of carolina and texas. it is bringing relief to the hot temperatures we were experiencing and bringing in much needed moisture. we are in a droudght across pars of the southeast. we will take the moisture when we can get it. out west it is heating up. 92 degrees for your high temperature today. we could see upper 90s for salt lake city and phoenix. another scorcher for you 109 degrees expected high temperature this afternoon out there. so really make sure to stay safe. we have a number of excessive heat warnings for you as well. across california and also nevada due to the very hot temperatures. we already have showers and thunderstorms fired up early this morning across the carolinas also southern parts of virginia for you. it will be a slow go for you we have a heavy batch approaching the city of raleigh we can see delays over the airport. slow movers. you will need the umbrella. tennessee dealing with rainfall as well. southward along interstate 1010 you see southeastern parts of texas. also most remaining offshore south of houston. you will get in on some of the action
come states like california, texas, where hispanics make up over 30 prisoner of the undergraduate students. they also benefit places like the greatest percentage of the hispanic populations. young farmers in states like virginia demint florida, new york, texas, colorado and in mexico and arizona, nevada, virginia, north carolina, georgia will see a portion benefits from the newly authorized educational program. i may have left out some of the states but texas is in there and hopefully i mentioned that as well. we know the population in america is aging according to 70% of all farmers over the age of 55. by investing in young people that already know the agriculture and giving them the skills and education they need we can help build our next generation of farmers in america i would urge my colleagues to support this amendment and invest in the future of the agricultural here in america. i yield back. >> he yields back. i would simply no to that i believe the gentleman is making great effort here. we may have a little perfecting work to do on the language of the gentleman has -- is
the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. poe: mr. speaker, for years the united states has used droughns to track terrorists overseas, catch outlaws along the border, and other lawful purposes. now thousands of droughns are headed to the homeland. the f.a.a. plans to allow expanded use of droughns to operate nationwide by -- drones to operate nationwide by the year 2015. it is estimated by 2020, 30,000 of them will be flying in american skies. yes, mr. speaker, the drones are coming. who will operate these drones and what will be their mission? could it be a suspicious government agent who thinks someone looks kind of funny? the e.p.a. bureaucrat to monitor somebody's farm and watch bessie the cow graze in the pasture? or a nosey neighbor who wants to make sure someone's shutters are pretty and the flowers don't violate the homeowners association rules? or could it be a legitimate and lawful and legal purpose of drones that doesn't violate the
off the floor. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move hat house -- that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3796, thed a dam walsh re-altogether ization act of 2012 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3796, a bill to re-authorize certain programs established by the adam walsh child protection and safety act of 2006. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, and the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on h.r. 3796 as amended, currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: so be ordered. the house will be in order. will the members please take your conversations off the floor for the debate of these suspensions. the gentleman from texas
of the united states postal service located at 133 hare road in crosby, texas, as the army first sergeant david mcnerney post office building. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from new york, ms. buerkle, and the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from new york. ms. buerkle: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include ex -- extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. buerkle: thank you, mr. speaker. i would now like to yield as much time as he may consume to my distinguished colleague from the state of texas, sponsor of this legislation, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: i thank the speaker and i thank the gentlelady from new york for yielding time. mr. speaker, it was the vietnam war. it was march, 1967. 45 years ago. army first sergeant david mcnerne
the democrats are in control. >>> eric holder has a scathing characterization of the texas voter i.d. law, the legality of which will be decided this week in federal court. >> under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo i.d. but student i.d.s would not. many of those without i.d.s would have to travel great distances to get them. and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. >> the justice department first rejected the law in march deeming it a violation of the voting rights act. the doj says the law could denierly a million mostly hispanic voters a chance to cast their ballot. our friend ari berman writes about the latest developments in this case for the nation. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> tell us what the latest is in texas. >> so there's a trial this week in federal court to see whether the texas voter i.d. law does violate the voting rights act. the department of justice said up to 1.4 million voters predominantly hispanic and african-american could be disenfr
. >> yield to the gentlemen from minnesota. >> i thank the gentleman from texas and associate myself with both colleagues, making sure we don't have fraud, waste and abuse in the system. on monday when i was coming out as a spot check, one of these convenience stores in my district, a gallon was $2.29 a bananas under 38 cents. that's significantly under the price and these things evolved into being more than a place for alcohol and tobacco. and this particular convenience store runs its own dairy. this is a small like we're hearing there. i agree with the gentleman and hope we can work on that and move forward. >> yield to the ranking member. >> i don't have any problem but what i'm concerned about, i think what part -- i don't know for sure, but i assume what's driving this is the fraud we've had in the food stamp system has been the biggest problem we've had is with the store, not with the actual food stamp recipients, the stores we're having trouble with the ones who don't have an electronic system where they are just doing, you know, just write down or got an old cash register th
from police in south texas. the suv is loaded with what police believe is thousands of pounds of marijuana. the driver with nowhere to go splashes into the riogrande. it is a scene that is repeated day and night along the border. >> splash down. >> and even though the smugglers are followed by helicopters and officers on the ground. if they make it to the river, they can make their escape with waiting accomplices who use boats to hall brdrugs back to mexico. all police on the u.s. side can do is watch them paddle away. but now, texas state troopers are taking to the water with a fleet of 34 foot arm mored gun boat was automatic weapons. >> they are automatic machine guns. the show of force is desperately needed on this narrow stretch of water. >> they have to tall disregard for human life. they will stop at nothing to move their poison into the united states. >> he recognizes the center of the river as the boundary. >> our goal is to make the arrest prior to them getting back to their base. >> for place who have seen countless drug runners swim away, it is a navy that is long
temperature records were broken or tied. >> the chances of texas seeing another drought, colorado seeing another epic year of wild fires, all of these things become far more likely. >> reporter: in wisconsin, residents have been banned from watering their lawns and in california, firefighters are on edge. >> we don't have any rain that's going to wet everything down. we get lightning strikes on top of the hills, desert floor and fire starts all over the place. >> reporter: some areas of the south and southwest are getting relief. >> this time of the year, in that part of the country, when it rains it pours and almost always leads to flash flooding. >> reporter: this rain is what neighboring states to the north are still waiting for. >> i assume some day it will rain. we are running out of time. >> reporter: another heat wave is coming through the midwest next week. luckily it won't be as intense as the one we saw earlier this month. >>> a hot topic that caught our attention today, certainly caught yours on line about 20 moms held a nurse in outside of a water park near denver after emplo
. and with that -- >> will the gentleman yield? >> i happily yield to the gentleman from texas. >> one other point, mr. chairman. i too would love to have deeper cuts, and in a lot of programs, including this one. but i also recognize that this may very well be our only option -- only realistic chance of getting a bill to the president's desk that has a meaningful reduction in the rate of growth and food stamps. and so while i voted on a stand-alone basis for the reconciliation bill a couple months ago, all of us recognized a chance of actually becoming law, this will become law. if we somehow break the coalition that's put together to get this out of committee tonight, then we will have squandered our one real good chance of getting beyond the $4 billion that's in the senate bill. so i would also encourage my colleagues to consider not supporting this amendment. >> wise words from the gentleman from texas. he yields his time back to me. i yield my time back. the question now on the amendment from the gentleman from kansas, the amendment number 40, is for passage. all those in favor of pass ing amendment number 40, si
it makes me think what is going on in arizona and alabama and washington and texas, because it is happening everywhere. tavis: we obviously did not plan this, i did not buy you have worked on the set days ago. you were at one of the superfund sites in this extreme heat. i was in north carolina with 105 degree temperatures every day. the conversation with this heat wave could be more -- could not be more auspicious. >> sometimes -- most of the time we can take water for granted that it is always there, especially in a heatwave. that is something we gravitate to for everything. sprinklers, swimming, a cooling off, putting out the fires. tavis: how baht -- how bad is the water crisis? ande're in a water crisis it can be a daunting look at the situation we're in with the misuse, the lack of, the overuse, and the pollution of our water in the united states. we do not think it is us. but like i said in the film, it already is you. it can see these scenarios played themselves out in other countries and we always go there to aid in rescue what we have that same problem right here. as in the film, t
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